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Virgin Spring Cinefest is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

VS CINEFEST is an international live screening film festival, with a yearly live screening mega award event in the City of Joy, Kolkata (India) scheduled in November 2018. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Indira Cinema (one of the most prestigious heritage movie venues of Kolkata).

The festival has been named in honor of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film "Virgin Spring" and it has been launched to showcase independent art-house films from around the world.

MISSION:

The Mission of Virgin Spring Cinefest is to create a platform that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognitions for their films. The objective of the Film Festival is to support independent filmmakers through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking, and trying to overcome any other obstacles which potentially hinder the artist’s ability to create. We have created monthly editions to give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers. Instead of waiting for months before getting an answer from the festival, filmmakers are immediately contacted if selected. Their works are privately screened every month and evaluated by a team of experts in the industry. All entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly. The monthly winners will then compete to be screened at our annual event. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers, and distributors from all over the world.

The winners from each month will be screened each year at an annual live festival which includes filmmaker Q&As, stalls, special guests and awards presentations. All the monthly winners will also compete for the Golden Galaxy Award (Best film of the year) in October 2018.

Submissions are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.

All projects officially selected in each month receive the VS CINEFEST laurel and certificate, and are rated at their IMDb pages (if applicable). All monthly Award Winners will receive the VS CINEFEST laurel and customized certificate. All entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly.
Each month, the most representatives of monthly award winners will be screened in Kolkata, at Indira Cinema, and reviewed by CULT CRITIC film magazine. These reviews are shared at each film IMDb page (if applicable). Some filmmakers, screenwriters and actors/actresses could be invited for an interview to be published as well in CULT CRITIC film magazine. Judges score quality and creativity of entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:

Gold Awards,
Silver Awards,
Bronze Awards
Honorable Mentions.

The winners from each month will be screened each year at an annual live festival which includes filmmaker Q&As, stalls, special guests and awards presentations. All the monthly winners will also compete for the GOLDEN GALAXY AWARD (Best film of the year) in October, 2018

What we’re looking for? Prolific art-house films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non-fiction), or animation.
The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, you agree that Virgin Spring Cinefest can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.

Virgin Spring Cinefest does not accept the following:

1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
2. Films which are made before 2000
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD)

Genres accepted: Fiction, documentary, and animation.

All Lengths Accepted

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • srividhya c mouli

    I had a very good experience with Virgin Spring Cinefest. The notification and announcement dates were on time. The communication both over phone and email were very prompt and courteous.
    Personally for me my daughter got goldaward for best YOUNG FILM MAKER award for which I am very indebted to Virgin Spring Cinefest. This is the first stepping stone for her film direction career. For his moment, as a father I will not forget Virgin Spring Cinefest.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Srividhya,
    It's always a great feeling to hear from you. Thanks for your contribution to our Festival. Hope you like it. Expecting more amazing works from you in our festival. Hope to meet with you at the Annual event at Kolkata.
    All the best for your future works.

  • Artak Ozan

    Thank you very much for motivating new filmmakers out there like me. Good to be a part of your festival.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Artak,
    Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see more amazing works of art in our festival. It's been great to review such amazing works. Hope to meet with you soon at the Annual event of Virgin Spring Cinefest.
    All the best for your future works of art.

  • Sajith Pulassery

    real exciting and thrilling experience

    November 2018
  • Has been a great platform for other Festivals and screenings. Thanks!!!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Chavismo,
    Thanks for your kind words. It's been great to review such amazing works. Hope to meet with you soon at the Annual event of Virgin Spring Cinefest.
    All the best for your future works of art.

  • rahel t yohannes

    What a fantastic festival that has many functions as well as being a festival. I bagged an award too which was amazing! Communication is key to this festival. I definitely recommend submitting your films to them

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Rahel,
    Thanks for your kind words. It's been great to review such amazing works. Hope to see more amazing works of art in our festival. Hope to meet with you soon at the Annual event of Virgin Spring Cinefest.
    All the best for your future works of art.